We recently had a four day weekend in this area, and I have to say that I had this nagging feeling that these locals really would rather not have "outsiders" in their town. Perhaps it had something to do with our timing (mid-October) but Munising MI and the surrounding area is one of the strangest areas I have visited in many years. It has a very "Children of the Corn" feeling or, possibly, "Deliverance". Of all the locals we encountered, only one (checkout lady at the grocery store) was friendly at all. There was an overwhelmingly unwelcoming feeling to the entire area - from the lodgings, to the restaurants, the hardware store, the gift shops, right on down to the gas station. The restaurant scene was deplorable - none of the buffets advertised various places were even offered anymore, although there seemed to be plenty of tourists still about. Prices were exceedingly high for the wonderful SYSCO-quality food they served. Wait staff all needed a course in customer service. If I were to open a restaurant in this area I would hire people from another area and pay for their relocation - that's just how odd and unpersonable these people are. Not in the least friendly and apparently "Thank You" is a phrase from a foreign language to these people. Certainly not anxious to ever return. It really is a shame too, as this is a gorgeous area and this town could be SOOOO much more than it is!